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Frank
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11-Jun-2020(#1)
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Let's discuss Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 5!


benstylus
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17-Jul(#2)
Finn wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Damn. I loved Sunset Overdrive 😆 thought it was the closest thing we'd
> get
>> to a Jet Set Radio game.
>
>
> Not a fan of games that try to hard. The campy overly extreme thing imo was just
> a little to cringe for me. That's not saying I would not give it another shot...
> Maybe a sunset 2 that maybey dials it back the cringe?
>
>

For some people, the cringe is the crave.
Groo
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17-Jul(#3)
Need a External Drive for PS4 games, what are y'all using? Anyone selling/trading one?

Feeb
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* 17-Jul(#4)
Shane12m wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> Returnal almost feels like 2 different games. The levels are relatively easy but
>> RNG can screw you. The bosses are 7 minutes of an almost completely different
> play
>> style- nothing in the lead up prepared me for those. It feels like a cheap difficulty
>> spike. The items are also pretty bland. Guns mostly feel similar except for 2-3.
>> I'll likely revise my score on this one downward after (if) completing it.
>
> I stopped towards the end of area 3 just because I didn't have much time to play
> but I didn't feel this way at all. I felt like boss 1 and 2 at least we're a good
> test of what you learned and practiced. But maybe I enjoyed them more because I beat
> them both on my first try

Yeah I'd agree at this point. I was going off of the 1-2 area mobs and didn't feel like hiding and shooting was teaching me anything about playing correctly. After area 3 you really do get a sense that the enemies are using boss type moves- and the bosses start to seem silly. Really enjoying this now.
kevolones
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17-Jul(#5)
Groo wrote:
> Need a External Drive for PS4 games, what are y'all using? Anyone selling/trading
> one?
>
>

Id suggest getting at least 2TB. I play a lot of games in parallel and 2TB has been great.
Groo
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17-Jul(#6)
Will the games (ps4) play straight from the drive? I have quite a few so if they do 2tb or bigger for sure

kevolones
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17-Jul(#7)
Groo wrote:
> Will the games (ps4) play straight from the drive? I have quite a few so if they
> do 2tb or bigger for sure
>
>

Yes, you can play PS4 games straight out of the external drive.

PS5 games need the internal drive though.
Heavyd814life
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17-Jul(#8)
Archer wrote:
> For those that are playing, or have played Greedfall:
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/8RJRHLu.jpg 640 667{imgt}

This is perfect lol.

This is a really solid game! I think I'm about 30 hours in now. My only real complaint is that they love referring to my female character as he and him. It was funny the first couple of times, but it happens far too often and it's really immersion-breaking. It's like they didn't bother to record all dialogue for both genders lol.

Archer
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18-Jul(#9)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> For those that are playing, or have played Greedfall:
>>
>> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/8RJRHLu.jpg 640 667{imgt}
>
> This is perfect lol.
>
> This is a really solid game! I think I'm about 30 hours in now. My only real complaint
> is that they love referring to my female character as he and him. It was funny the
> first couple of times, but it happens far too often and it's really immersion-breaking.
> It's like they didn't bother to record all dialogue for both genders lol.
>
>

Not only does that happen for the player character, but it happens for many NPC characters too. Like a lot. I don't remember this being a thing when I first played it. But I've noticed it in so many conversations. And it will go back and forth between calling the person you are talking to or about a he or she.

And yeah, its a really good game. I like the story. I like the setting. And I like most of the characters.
TalonJedi87
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* 18-Jul(#10)
Demons Souls now has me like the bloody Matrix. Just finished off the Tower Knight and accidentally wandered onto the Adjudicator boss after rolling to get my regenerator ring and had my way with him too. I just zapped him from the top of the 2nd floor. Then I got summoned into someone else's world who was a melee build and helped him zap that fatty to pieces. Man being a mage with the crescent falchion+soul arrow combo is Hella good if you want to play it cautious and have a good time.
Feeb
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18-Jul(#11)
This Blue Oyster Cult crap in Returnal is blowing my mind. Needs more cowbell though. This game is insanely great.
EB
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19-Jul(#12)
Well, I started Demon's Souls today, and after a good two hours or so, I cleared up to the Phalanx boss. I'm honestly terrible at this game, but I'm having fun. Took the advice of a Royal build and that definitely helped, though I'm finally improving at the sword combat.

TalonJedi87
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* 19-Jul(#13)
Royal build is life for me right now. It's refreshing since most souls games I go for the heavy strength builds. I kinda miss my FUGS tho. I haven't been a caster since DS2. But if you sneak into 4-1 the Island section and up on a cliff to the left next to a dual sword wielding red eyed skeleton demon is the crescent falchion which will likely become your main melee weapon like it is for me. Got it to +3 and I'm like 1-2 slicing fools now. I'm going a little bit miracle caster now. Got my faith to 16 and am now performing some lite miracles like heal and evacuate, which comes in Super handy for soul farming in 4-2. I just beat the Flamelurker boss. This may be the best souls game I've ever played. The quality quality life improvements alone over the original are so damn good...however if Bloodborne gets a 60fps patch that'll likely reclaim the crown 👑
Shane12m
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19-Jul(#14)
Feeb wrote:
> This Blue Oyster Cult crap in Returnal is blowing my mind. Needs more cowbell though.
> This game is insanely great.

The music? I can't stand the music in this game. It's the one things keeping me from coming back. It's fitting but it's too dark and dreary lol
Feeb
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19-Jul(#15)
Shane12m wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> This Blue Oyster Cult crap in Returnal is blowing my mind. Needs more cowbell
> though.
>> This game is insanely great.
>
> The music? I can't stand the music in this game. It's the one things keeping me from
> coming back. It's fitting but it's too dark and dreary lol


Biome 4 the music is "Don't fear the reaper" remixes basically. Then there's a scene in the house where she actually plays the song on a record. Boss 4 music is really cool.

Shane12m
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19-Jul(#16)
Feeb wrote:
> Shane12m wrote:
>> Feeb wrote:
> |>> This Blue Oyster Cult crap in Returnal is blowing my mind. Needs more cowbell
>> though.
> |>> This game is insanely great.
>>
>> The music? I can't stand the music in this game. It's the one things keeping me
> from
>> coming back. It's fitting but it's too dark and dreary lol
> ...

I've only got as far as biome 3. I really need to push through it some time but I'm caught up in scarlet nexus now
Kommie
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19-Jul(#17)
Biome 3 can be a pain with those suicide drones.
Shane12m
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* 19-Jul(#18)
Kommie wrote:
> Biome 3 can be a pain with those suicide drones.

I was having a hard time with the overwhelming number of flying enemies that attack from range. I do well until the end area of the biome where I think I just need to get better lol.

Is there a weapon you recommend for biome 3?
Kommie
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19-Jul(#19)
I usually used the Assault Rifle cause the boss's last phase isn't good for close range weapons.
Feeb
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19-Jul(#20)
You can get really lucky and not see a single flying enemy in that 3rd biome. They can end a great run instantly when 2-3 pop out of a chest etc. The pack of rapid heat seekers hit so hard and the suicide charge too. Worst enemy in the game imho. I opened the door to last boss last night before I quit- hopefully I'll get to try tonight.
Kommie
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19-Jul(#21)
Dashing into the rockets works once they're shot, they won't track you.
TalonJedi87
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* 20-Jul(#22)
Firestorm breaks this game if you land hits with it and I love it dearly. I just took down this poor fool in the Old Monk boss PVP section.

https://youtu.be/bMx3Ypi0V24
Feeb
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20-Jul(#23)
Lol. Nice. That music tho. So good.
TalonJedi87
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20-Jul(#24)
The soundtrack is amazing. They really did the remake well all around.
EB
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20-Jul(#25)
Man, I just realized I could get souls from those items you pick up around the world, and I finally figured out how to upgrade my stats. duh!

This game is so much more dense than what I'm used to playing, but I'm having fun. Decided to move to 2-1 since it seemed a bit easier. The dogs are annoying, though. I'm guessing the shortcut is the jammed moving platforms by the seller?

Feeb
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20-Jul(#26)
I'd recommend reading up on "world tendency" for first time Demon's Souls players. It can get rough if you let it go the wrong way.
Kommie
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20-Jul(#27)
Dogs are annoying in all From Software games.
TalonJedi87
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20-Jul(#28)
If you want a decent soul farm go to 4-2 and kill the reaper over and over again. Put on the ring of Avarice as well to stack souls. Alternatively go to 4-3 or 4-4 the one with the Storm King and spank those manta rays with the sword of storms.
EB
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20-Jul(#29)
Feeb wrote:
> I'd recommend reading up on "world tendency" for first time Demon's Souls players.
> It can get rough if you let it go the wrong way.

I looked it up a while ago. I've been in Soul form almost exclusively, so I haven't had to worry about it too much yet.

This game is killing me. I'm sitting around 6 hours, and I finally unlocked the first shortcut (the elevator) in 2-1. Still only beaten 1-1 so far. I suck so bad, but it's so engrossing.
Kommie
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20-Jul(#30)
EB wrote:
> Feeb wrote:
>> I'd recommend reading up on "world tendency" for first time Demon's Souls players.
>> It can get rough if you let it go the wrong way.
>
> I looked it up a while ago. I've been in Soul form almost exclusively, so I haven't
> had to worry about it too much yet.
>
> This game is killing me. I'm sitting around 6 hours, and I finally unlocked the first
> shortcut (the elevator) in 2-1. Still only beaten 1-1 so far. I suck so bad, but
> it's so engrossing.
>

Is this your first Souls game? Demons is considered the easiest.
EB
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20-Jul(#31)
@Kommie Essentially, yes. I played some of Sekiro but not much. I know this one is usually thought of as the easiest, which is part of what convinced me to get it, but I really do suck at it. I guess everybody has to start somewhere, though. laughing out loud

Kommie
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20-Jul(#32)
The first one you play is usually the hardest till it "clicks".
TalonJedi87
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* 20-Jul(#33)
Ah I remember my first SoulsBorne game. Got tossed into the fire with Bloodborne back in 2015 and hated it at first until about after 30 deaths to the Cleric Demon when it finally "clicked". From that point on I needed more.
EB
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20-Jul(#34)
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying my experience. 6.5 hours in and I have no interest in quitting. I'm just hoping I make some improvements soon, lol

Feeb
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21-Jul(#35)
I bought Demon's at launch- gave up on it. Got Dark Souls- noobed through it. Souls 2 I finally figured out how to use the summons- BB it started to click- souls 3 I was in my prime- went back to demon's and it felt quite easy. I'd say without being hyperbolic- it's taken me a decade to git gud. Stick with it because imho it's the best there is.
longhornsk57
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21-Jul(#36)
I've been on the fence about this game (Demon souls) but lately considered playing it. I just got turned off becuase it seemed like a slog or grind etc,
Shane12m
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21-Jul(#37)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> I've been on the fence about this game (Demon souls) but lately considered playing
> it. I just got turned off becuase it seemed like a slog or grind etc

It's only a slog or grind if you don't enjoy it. I grinded because it was fun and satisfying to me. You can get through the game without grinding if you are good enough or patient
Heavyd814life
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21-Jul(#38)
EB wrote:
> Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying my experience. 6.5 hours in and I have no interest
> in quitting. I'm just hoping I make some improvements soon, lol
>
>

Keep at it! First SoulsBorne is always brutal. I was right where you are with Bloodborne in 2015. The level design and the difficulty were like a shock to the system. I just couldn't get my bearings and I felt completely incompetent, but I enjoyed every minute of it lol. I think you're in a similar situation. Stick with it and it'll click very soon.

TalonJedi87
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* 21-Jul(#39)
And when in doubt there's 0 shame in using a guide or walkthrough. I use Fightin' Cowboy on YouTube for my first playthrough just to make sure I don't miss anything and for boss tips, then by the time I get to NG+ it's a breeze.
Sun
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21-Jul(#40)
What Souls game should I start with? I have Dark Souls I-III on PS4, Demon's Souls on PS5 and Bloodbourne on PS4.
Kommie
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21-Jul(#41)
Start with DS 1, skip 2. I'd wait on Bloodborne in case this fabled Remaster/current gen upgrade happens.
TalonJedi87
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21-Jul(#42)
Yeah def start with DS1 or Demons Souls if you have a PS5. I pray weekly for that Bloodborne remaster. I almost wish I could make a custom message: Visions of 60fps 1440p.
Feeb
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21-Jul(#43)
Bloodborne is a different play style. You won't learn to block since there's no (useful) shields. It emphasizes aggression to regain health etc. Dark Souls is harder than demon's because of magic resources/ healing with estus vs items. DS remaster trilogy then demon's then BB is what I'd do.
Feeb
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21-Jul(#44)
Killed Ophion Returnal. Gods blessed me big time. Hollowseeker with portal 2 but only level 16. 3 large heals, an astronaut and an artifact that healed 5% per adrenaline level. I'm not sure it's possible to lose with this load out. Yay.
Kommie
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21-Jul(#45)
Portal was really good, as well as rounds that heal. There is another ending as well but I'm sure you know that.
Feeb
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21-Jul(#46)
Kommie wrote:
> Portal was really good, as well as rounds that heal. There is another ending as well
> but I'm sure you know that.

You posted about getting the houses and staring the car. I'm gonna try that.
TalonJedi87
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21-Jul(#47)
Feeb wrote:
> Bloodborne is a different play style. You won't learn to block since there's no (useful)
> shields. It emphasizes aggression to regain health etc. Dark Souls is harder than
> demon's because of magic resources/ healing with estus vs items. DS remaster trilogy
> then demon's then BB is what I'd do.

Yeah it's like night and day between the two games. Dark Souls you have to like kinda play it cautious knowing when to attack/defend, whereas in Bloodborne you gotta not be afraid to be on the onslaught and keep attacking even if you're getting hit,, hence the regain hp option and it rewards you greatly for your aggressive behavior.
Kommie
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21-Jul(#48)
Feeb wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Portal was really good, as well as rounds that heal. There is another ending as
> well
>> but I'm sure you know that.
>
> You posted about getting the houses and staring the car. I'm gonna try that.

You have to get all the House Segments you can see for now, then go through every Biome again to collect 6 "Sun Fragments" go to the house again after that and beat the final boss again
Feeb
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21-Jul(#49)
Fudge.
Kommie
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21-Jul(#50)
The Sun Fragments dropped in every run for me, so long as you've seen all the House Segments. It isn't as bad as it sounds.
MrBean
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21-Jul(#51)
Started Metro Exodus. Love the setting and story but super annoyed with the crap audio. Also character faces are odd, voice acting is a bit rough. Haven't seen enough to weigh in on game play but feels like a good ol standard FPS so far.
Archer
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22-Jul(#52)
Activision/Blizzard is about to be no more (good riddance). They are being sued over 'Frat Boy' culture, sexual harassment. The state of California has joined all the women in the suit after a 2 year investigation, and they have a lot of evidence.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/a...


The suit also points to a female Activision employee who took her own life while on a company trip with her male supervisor. The employee had been subjected to intense sexual harassment prior to her death, including having nude photos passed around at a company holiday party.


Link to actual court filing with everything:
https://aboutblaw.com/YJw

Feeb
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22-Jul(#53)
Horrible.
Kommie
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22-Jul(#54)
Other than having an interest in the hobby, etc I have no idea why any woman would want to work in the video game industry. Nothing positive is ever said about women working in video games.

Time for Bobby Kotick to get one more raise before everyone is fired.
Feeb
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22-Jul(#55)
Twitter is canceling activision
TalonJedi87
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22-Jul(#56)
Twitter always wins. Flawless Victory. Fatality.
Kommie
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22-Jul(#57)
Last Activision game I bought was Sekiro and its not like they had any real part in making it.
Feeb
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* 22-Jul(#58)
I like blizzard stuff. Was looking forward to Diablo 2 redid. At least now we know why it takes years for crap to get done there- they drunk and crawling around looking up skirts most of the day.
Feeb
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22-Jul(#59)
And this is how wow finally dies. What a twist.
Kommie
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22-Jul(#60)
Will this actually do anything though? My skepticism says no.
Archer
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22-Jul(#61)
Well, this isn't just your typical financial suit. The state of CA is going after them based on evidence they collected. Criminal charges will be brought about against certain individuals (higher ups) as well when they bring to light what they have. A state would not get involved if there wasn't something major there for them to gain from it. So this will most likely gut the upper management and the law suit will probably be massive financially as well. The company will most likely have to be liquidated and sold off. However, this is going to take 5+ years. Nothing is going to happen anytime soon. And realistically, a lot of the men in upper management who didn't do anything or much of anything will roll over on the guys to avoid being dragged into it. And those guys will be the ones that end up in leadership roles in a few years when it eventually gets bought by Microsoft or EA or whoever wants to salvage their IPs. So the company wont actually go away. But its going to be a huge turning point for the company. Financially and publicly. It could end up hurting future sales of games as well.
Feeb
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22-Jul(#62)
It's gonna be a big hit for sure. After seeing Twitter and responses from big cosplayers / blizzcon fanatics I think it could get pretty bad.
TalonJedi87
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22-Jul(#63)
Damn, this is way more serious than that Ubisoft stint where an executive was found harassing workers and the CEO played dumb like he didn't know. This is nuts.
Kommie
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* 22-Jul(#64)
https://youtu.be/l5WeBNfX-og

Dead Space remake is official, only on current gen/pc.


YouTube description says remake
Archer
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22-Jul(#65)
I'm probably way too excited for a Dead Space remake than I should be.
Shane12m
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22-Jul(#66)
Kommie wrote:
> Other than having an interest in the hobby, etc I have no idea why any woman would
> want to work in the video game industry. Nothing positive is ever said about women
> working in video games.
>
> Time for Bobby Kotick to get one more raise before everyone is fired.

Maybe because they want to create video games or be part of that process and have a skill for it?
Feeb
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22-Jul(#67)
It sounds like the women have been doing the work there anyway.
benstylus
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22-Jul(#68)
Archer wrote:
> Well, this isn't just your typical financial suit. The state of CA is going after
> them based on evidence they collected. Criminal charges will be brought about against
> certain individuals (higher ups) as well when they bring to light what they have.
> A state would not get involved if there wasn't something major there for them to
> gain from it. So this will most likely gut the upper management and the law suit
> will probably be massive financially as well. The company will most likely have to
> be liquidated and sold off. However, this is going to take 5+ years. Nothing is going
> to happen anytime soon. And realistically, a lot of the men in upper management who
> didn't do anything or much of anything will roll over on the guys to avoid being
> dragged into it. And those guys will be the ones that end up in leadership roles
> in a few years when it eventually gets bought by Microsoft or EA or whoever wants
> to salvage their IPs. So the company wont actually go away. But its going to be a
> huge turning point for the company. Financially and publicly. It could end up hurting
> future sales of games as well.

I doubt they will get hit so bad the company is liquidated. They're a 70 billion dollar plus company.

I imagine there will be an out of court settlement in the high tens of millions, a few execs will get shuffled around, middle managers thrown under the bus, and a PR campaign to stop their image from decreasing any further.

Nothing a new call of duty game won't pay for in its first weekend.
Kommie
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22-Jul(#69)
Shane12m wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Other than having an interest in the hobby, etc I have no idea why any woman would
>> want to work in the video game industry. Nothing positive is ever said about women
>> working in video games.
>>
>> Time for Bobby Kotick to get one more raise before everyone is fired.
>
> Maybe because they want to create video games or be part of that process and have
> a skill for it?

Obviously this is correct but all the extra bullcrap like this can't be that worth it.
Anxiouz
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22-Jul(#70)
MrBean wrote:
> Started Metro Exodus. Love the setting and story but super annoyed with the crap
> audio. Also character faces are odd, voice acting is a bit rough. Haven't seen enough
> to weigh in on game play but feels like a good ol standard FPS so far.

I enjoyed it on X1X. There's quite a bit to the game and even though I just kinda plowed through to the end, I thought it was great. I was fine with the voices since this is set in another country, but it was grating how often they mention your name. If I remember nothing about this game, I'll still recall hearing "Artyom" 1,000 times.
Archer
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22-Jul(#71)
benstylus wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Well, this isn't just your typical financial suit. The state of CA is going after
>> them based on evidence they collected. Criminal charges will be brought about
> against
>> certain individuals (higher ups) as well when they bring to light what they have.
>> A state would not get involved if there wasn't something major there for them
> to
>> gain from it. So this will most likely gut the upper management and the law suit
>> will probably be massive financially as well. The company will most likely have
> to
>> be liquidated and sold off. However, this is going to take 5+ years. Nothing is
> going
>> to happen anytime soon. And realistically, a lot of the men in upper management
> who
>> didn't do anything or much of anything will roll over on the guys to avoid being
>> dragged into it. And those guys will be the ones that end up in leadership roles
>> in a few years when it eventually gets bought by Microsoft or EA or whoever wants
>> to salvage their IPs. So the company wont actually go away. But its going to be
> a
>> huge turning point for the company. Financially and publicly. It could end up
> hurting
>> future sales of games as well.
>
> I doubt they will get hit so bad the company is liquidated. They're a 70 billion
> dollar plus company.
>
> I imagine there will be an out of court settlement in the high tens of millions,
> a few execs will get shuffled around, middle managers thrown under the bus, and a
> PR campaign to stop their image from decreasing any further.
>
> Nothing a new call of duty game won't pay for in its first weekend.

Well, I mean the Blizzard part of the company. Not the full company obviously, the Activision side will be fine. This is 100% all directly related to Blizzard and what is happening in their studios. And mostly all the WoW team actually. I can see this causing a split and Activision selling off Blizzard to cover everything and distance themselves from it. And then you'd just have Activision on its own saying we had nothing to do with this, we don't do that or condone that, blah blah blah buy CoD thanks. The whole "merger" was never really a merger. Activision bought Blizzard. The companies (studios) are ran separately still.
Feeb
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22-Jul(#72)
Those ladies are about to be famous- especially if this is true. New company- maybe they get the IPs... go ladies go.
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22-Jul(#73)
Definitely explains the crap games they've been putting out recently. More crap than anything good.
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Getting dragged.
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Returnal my GotY so far. It doesn't really feel rogue-like at all until the third biome and takes it up a step on the run to boss 5. Once you get it down it's really about luck. The only thing I'd say may be "broken"- you can farm weapon proficiency to max in the last biome- get a max weapon and wreck the end- if you understand how to fight the final boss it's cake.

Edit- I mean it feels rogue like after biome 4. The first three are really just mad dashes to boss fights- whereas 4 up feel a little more like you're forced to play by the rules.
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Feeb wrote:
> Returnal my GotY so far. It doesn't really feel rogue-like at all until the third
> biome and takes it up a step on the run to boss 5. Once you get it down it's really
> about luck. The only thing I'd say may be "broken"- you can farm weapon proficiency
> to max in the last biome- get a max weapon and wreck the end- if you understand how
> to fight the final boss it's cake.
>
> Edit- I mean it feels rogue like after biome 4. The first three are really just mad
> dashes to boss fights- whereas 4 up feel a little more like you're forced to play
> by the rules.


After having beat it, I don't think it needs a save feature
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Not at all. The wipe / checkpoint after boss 3 is actually a negative. I've lost near 300% integrity to that. It's a real hindrance to your full runs.
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How in the hell do you finish biome 2 trophy? I've ran this dog 20 times no xenos
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Feeb wrote:
> How in the hell do you finish biome 2 trophy? I've ran this dog 20 times no xenos
>

That one takes the most time. Basically I ran it a lot, got to the portal and ran backwards after that. There's a lot of low drop rooms but supposedly a recent update fixed it.

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